"...amped-up, high-focus, twitchy, and sweaty. This is late-night music -- churning synths, funky basslines, and DFA Records-style cowbell create a roiling, speed-paranoia vibe that still stays danceable. The album was recorded between Miami and the Valencias' native Bogota, but sounds piped directly in from downtown New York or east London -- first-class!" - Miami New Times
Brothers Jaime and Felipe Valencia formed Old Wives' Tale in 2006 shortly after making the decision to relegate their biology, chemistry, music and audio engineering diplomas to mere wall decorations.
Infected by an angst that resonated in every indie club in Miami's design district, Jaime and Felipe joined their contrasting music personalities to create a fresh sound composed of distorted bass lines, disco beats, ripping guitars, and lyrics referencing alter-egos, heart-breaking love affairs, and one-night stands.
During the short existence of Old Wives' Tale, the duo has made a handsome impact on the Miami music scene and abroad, performing in venues such as The Vagabond, PS-14, White Room and Churchill’s, as well as London’s Barfly, Madrid’s Orange Café, and Bogotá's Babushka.
Now, as the best kind of control freaks, Jaime and Felipe have handled just about everything having to do with their debut record, Younger Limbs -- from production duties to art direction. Recorded in the brothers' home studio in Miami with additional work in Bogotá, Colombia, the record helped the band coin the term “amphetamine music.”
It'll take just one listen to Younger Limbs to hear the term justified. Songs such as “danceDanceDAncing,” “Royal Flesh,” “Vending Johnny,” and the stand out single “Amphetamine” (along with it's impressive accompanying video recently selected by Michel Gondry [Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind] as the "Audience Choice Award" winner in the Babelgum.com Video Music Awards) all live up to the "amped-up, high-focus, twitchy, and sweaty" declaration of the Miami New Times above.
That said, the band casually explains with tongue-in-cheek, "We don't want to be thought of as pharmacists." More seriously, Jaime and Felipe elaborate, exclaiming, "This is an effect the band has on itself and on the audience. We want to stimulate people so that they don't let life just pass before their eyes!" With songs as striking as those on Younger Limbs, Jaime and Felipe needn't worry about that. Our eyes and ears are wide open.